European Funding

Joint transnational call 2020 - Aquatic pollutants

Funding call for Aquatic Pollutants - Joint Transnational Call 2020

Scottish Enterprise is a partner in a major Horizon 2020 Era-Net EU consortium that will focus on contaminants, pharmaceuticals and anti-microbial resistance. The consortium has launched a collaborative innovation call. Application deadline is 16 April 2020.

About this call

There are still major risks associated with the occurrence of contaminants of emerging concerns, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in our water bodies and oceans.

To face these challenges in a comprehensive way and to develop multidisciplinary and practical solutions for the provision of safe drinking water and healthy aquatic environments, this Joint Transnational Call aims to make research communities in the freshwater, marine and the health sectors work together and create synergies for joint approaches.



  • Measuring - Environmental behaviour of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems
  • Evaluating - Risk assessment and management of CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine) to human health and environment
  • Taking Actions - Strategies to reduce CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine)


Key dates to remember

17 February 2020

Call open

16 April 2020

1st deadline: pre-proposals

June 2020

Selection of pre-proposals

August 2020

2nd deadline: full-proposals

End 2020/Begin 2021

Project start

Please note these dates are provisional.

Further information

Half-day workshop

We're holding a half day workshop on 2 March to give you a chance to ask questions and to meet other interested parties that you might want to partner with.

Book your place via Eventbrite


A webinar is also being held on 12 March to inform prospective applicants about the call.

Register to attend the webinar 

How to apply

Get full details about the call and register to apply on the Aquatic Pollutants website